March 16, 2023

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Danielle Segal: Honeycomb's New Executive Director / What Gives? The Jewish Philanthropy Podcast with guest Ari Wallach / Honeycomb Releases its new Inclusion Guide



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2023 JFN International Conference

If you're one of the more than *600* people registered for the JFN 2023 International Conference, we're looking forward to seeing you in a few days!

Make sure to download the conference app (search JFN 2023 on App Store and Google Play) and log in before you arrive. You will want to have notifications enabled, so we can alert you of any last-minute changes during the conference. Staff will be on hand to help with any issues.

For those who are not attending, we will miss you at the Conference. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin and get a small taste of the conference.


We hope you'll join the JFN community in supporting the victims of the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. A series of earthquakes have devastated southeastern Turkey and northern Syria. Thousands of casualties have been reported, and reports of their number to grow. Please join us in contributing to relief for the victims through one of the following organizations:

IsraAID's team is on the ground, distributing urgently needed relief and winter items and assess broader emergency needs in affected communities.

World Jewish Relief is working with its local partner to provide immediate assistance to the most vulnerable people in Turkey and Syria, including safe shelter and warm blankets for people whose homes have been destroyed, and food to prevent malnutrition. They will continue to assess and respond to the most urgent humanitarian needs.

The Multifaith Alliance is prioritizing the distribution of the following throughout northwest Syria: Essential medicines, medical supplies, emergency food relief, warm clothing.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is focusing on the most urgent needs, providing temporary shelter, heating, thermal clothes, food, and medical support to the most vulnerable victims in Turkey.

United Hatzalah of Israel is sending medical supplies and relief teams consisting of crisis responders, doctors, paramedics, and EMTs to help the thousands in need in Turkey.​​​​​​ 


Danielle Segal: Honeycomb's New
Executive Director

JFN is excited to announce that Danielle Segal has accepted the role of Executive Director of Honeycomb. Danielle brings with her a wealth of experience, having worked in multiple positions at Honeycomb since 2016. She has worked in the nonprofit Jewish field for 15 years as a Jewish educator, camp director, and nonprofit manager. She has developed several curricula, including teen leadership courses, and has led workshops on teacher training, team management, and improvisation. Danielle presents at conferences and seminars nationwide about Jewish youth philanthropy, experiential education, and teen engagement. She will begin on March 21st. You can reach her at [email protected].

What Gives? The Jewish Philanthropy Podcast with Guest Ari Wallach

Hear from one of our featured JFN Conference speakers 10 days before the Conference begins!

In the latest episode of "What Gives?" Ari Wallach, Founder & Executive Director of Longpath Labs, talks about the case for presenting a positive vision of the future. We discussed the long-term goal of a vibrant and meaningful Jewish future, and spoke about working backwards to determine what steps are necessary to get there. 


Honeycomb Releases the new Inclusion Guide

Jewish youth philanthropy offers the unique opportunity to engage in Jewish identity formation, teamwork, Jewish values exploration, civil discourse, grantmaking, and leadership skills. 

These wonderful benefits can —and should— be open to all types of learners in our communities. Honeycomb is delighted to present this Inclusion Guide that offers advice, concrete examples and best practices in creating an inclusive environment for different types of learners in your Jewish youth philanthropy program.

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Both Chronicle of Philanthropy and Inside Philanthropy offer special discounts for JFN members. More about member discounts here!

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